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How to protect the contact us page from spammers? Even using captcha, validation etc I sitll receive spam letters

I have on my site, every field validation + captcha protection + math validation + server scripting validation, but still this a spammer keeps sending me spam mails. Is there any better smarter ...
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Dealing with human spam accounts

My site has lately been targeted by human spam... meaning people taking the time to carefully complete my registration process, confirming via email, and then letting the member account sit dormant ...
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Best way to protect yourself against “almost manual” spam

(Maybe this is not the correct stack exchange site, please redirect me if so). We have a Trac instance here and are getting the following spam text (I replaced dots and dashes in the URLs by ...
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Why are we being twitter spammed?

This is a search relating to us: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/scirra We're getting a of of new accounts tweeting: The Layers Bar - Scirra.com Firstly this is not us doing it as we're ...
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PHP software to detect spam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I'm looking for something like spam-assassin or similar, except it only focuses on the message rather than inspecting an ...
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Prevent spam using Honey Pots

I am really curious about how to prevent comment spam in a forum using a honey pot trap for spam bots. What if CSS and javascript is turned off in a browser? Do you see any other disadvantages in ...
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Why do spammers use CELESTRON NEXTAR 6SE?

I am running a website for a volunteer organization that hosts an annual event. There is a form where people can volunteer to bring items for the event. All too frequently I get spam from users ...
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vBulletin 3 spam solutions

We use vBulletin 3 for our forums, with a ReCaptcha, a simple "To verify you're a real person, what is the FIRST letter of the English alphabet?" question on signup, and a verified email address ...
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Can I get google to ban a spamming site from Adsense ?

I've noticed a "site" that stole some of my content and they are displaying google ads. Not responding to my email. I'm quite certain that most of their content is stolen, either from other sites or ...
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Is there a good, centralized resource for helping users setup white-lists in their e-mail?

I'm sure there are plenty of webmasters who have sites that send e-mails to users. Many times they land in the user's spam/junk folders, unbeknownst to the user. I'm wondering, is there a good, ...
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Prevent possible spammer from linking to my site

We own a website which, through google search results, we determined is either being linked to improperly or for spam purposes by another completely random source. They recently registered a domain ...
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What is the motive of sending spam text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange spam posts not making sense I've many sites online and regularly I get the following type of spam text through "contact us" form even when containing Captchas. ...
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Blocking referral traffic

I am currently getting a massive amount of referral traffic to my site (Spam), that can sometime generate 1-2 GB worth of traffic per a day (which kinda sucks, when you have a 10GB limit from the ...
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Better Spam Protection than reCAPTCHA?

I hope this is a valid question to ask here... but knows anyone a better spam protection than reCAPTCHA? We've now using reCAPTCHA for some time but got now the situation that obviously more and more ...
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What kind of spam is this?

I realize this is a pretty vague question, but I occasionally get spam messages through my contact form on a Drupal 6 site. The contact form does not have any anti-spam protection (i.e. math ...
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How to tell the world that I'm not an spammer?

In this question, I just found out that my website address has been reported as spam, by services like Akismet. However, I'm not really an spammer. I'm a web developer, and I'm not selling any product ...
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How to send mass email and not get treated as spam

I have a very important announcement to send the more than 300k members of my website. I already have email sending software but they result in spam. So I want to improve my chances of reaching my ...
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My website was spammed with Russian porn links and my ranking dropped by half [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam? I put an update of my site live and I forgot to enable to comment ...
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Spammers or Spam bots clicking Adwords ads?

One of my sites has a very high bounce rate from Google Adwords, especially over the last couple of days. Of course, it could just be that people are not finding the site relevant. But I'm wondering ...
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Can randomly-generated field names help avoid SPAM bots?

If I were to generate my field names randomly each time a contact form was rendered, would that help prevent SPAM bots from recognizing the fields? Can they read label text?
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Are press release distribution services spam services?

I'm not trying to label this website as a spam service, but use it as an example to enquire about: http://www.prweb.com/ And there are many like it. I've been considering using their services as ...
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We've had our content copied under a different URL - why and what do we do?

We have a problem. We've noticed a large amount of traffic showing up on our Google Analytics. Upon further investigation we have found that we've had our content copied under a different URL. Our ...
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My domain emails are marked as SPAM in Gmail? How to solve this issue?

At Pro Webmasters I searched for an issue which relates to spammed domain list for sending emails which end up in the Spam box in Gmail. I found the link something like below: ...
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Is hushmail a spam source?

I am new so I don't know the history. But why, after I just found out, do all hushmail email users cannot register or log in to the website that I am administering. Is hushmail a spam source? Or any ...
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Need help for stopping spam inquiries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I am not a web developer, nor have I the required knowledge to grasp this situation. I have a small company with a modest web site where I ...
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Silverstripe: How can I disable comments?

My client site is built in Silverstripe, there is a news page, and it allows people to leave comments. Unfortunately we've got loads of spam emails. I'm new to this, is there any way we can disable ...
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baffling comment spam

I've been seeing some odd comment spam on one of my sites. Odd because there are no links posted. Just, "Wow, that's a really celevr way of thinking about it!" or similar. Note the typo. The messages ...
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Effective combatting of 100's of spam links in Google Results

I have recently been the victim of this hacking exploit (blog post is for reference only and is not my site. I'm in the process of following it and cleaning up after the attack). Note the exploit at ...
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wwwstumbleupon.com referring domain in web stats

I've noticed in my own stats, as well as searching on other sites, a fair amount of traffic that comes from urls that look like this: http://wwwstumbleupon.com/refer.php?url=http://[mydomain]/[myurl] ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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is there any way to check if an email sent landed in a spam folder?

In email marketing it's useful to provide a statistic about messages that got across as spam to the people that want to send an email campaign. From what I know so far, it isn't possible to check if ...
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How to keep an email out of a recipient's spam folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? When I user completes a form the information is sent to a specific email address which varies (and is not ...
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Is Email list “cleaning” a legitimate practice?

A client has provided us with an excel spreadsheet of around 10,000 email addresses, names and addresses. They were taken from a CRM used previously. I've been asked to "clean" up this database - ...
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Getting google to reindex faster

We run a high-traffic site for a large organization and it was compromised through an editor account. The attacker was able to poison the google cache, and the visible result to us is that if you ...
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What kind of spam is this on our form?

We're receiving a lot of spam that looks like this: Form field 1 (textfields): duYYAJPNaMVsC Form field 2: icDiQOVRy Form field 3: uSDzPEObWIrTsCidma Form field 4: ODscxPiiqj ...
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IP Addresses of Known Spammers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment spammer IP list? Is there a list out there that has IP addresses of known spammers? I wish to know so I can block them in my forum.
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How to tell whether spammers are bots or humans?

How can you tell if the people that are spamming your forum or website are in fact bots or human spammers? Please note that the question is not about preventing spammers. It is to determine if the ...
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Strange spam posts not making sense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of spam is this? I'm running a web site with a forum where one small part is open for posting from unregistered users. The site uses captcha, but still some ...
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What are some internet trends that you've noticed over the past ~10 years? [closed]

I'll give an example of one that I've noticed: the number of web sites that ask for your email address (GOOG ID, YAHOO! ID, etc.) has skyrocketed. I can come up with no legitimate reason for this ...
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general questions about link spam

A CMS-based site I manage is suffering from a small but ominously growing number of almost certainly bot-emplaced, invisible spam links placed in registered-user-only shoutboxes and user forums. "Link ...
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Mass Deletion of Spam Revisions in Mediawiki

Basically my 'private' mediawiki instance was about as secure as a toddlers piggybank. I've tightened it up now, but am left with about a hundred or so new pages and revisions generated by hundreds of ...
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Comment spammer IP list?

Is there a public list anywhere on the web of IP addresses that have been identified as comment spammers?
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How to display a directory without looking like spam

I need to list every city in a state (for instance, California), along with a huge list of automotive dealers per city. How do I do this on one page without looking like a link farm/spam page to end ...
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How to get ip-address out of SPAMHAUS blacklist?

I frequently read that it is possible to remove individual ip-addresses from SPAMHAUS blacklisting. OK. Here is 91.205.43.252 (91.205.43.251 - 91.205.43.253) used by back3.stopspamers.com ...
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Has anybody earned $0.25+ from each of a captcha (on your website) passing?

I am a real dummy in web monetizing schemes. [ 1 ] informs that a captcha vendor: "charges a fee of about 25 cents to 50 cents for each form that is filled out using a Type-In ad [captcha]... ...
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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...
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Localized CAPTCHA

What are effective CAPTCHA solutions that can have localized description, and CAPTCHA text itself is either language-neutral, or can be localized (for Polish language)? It is to be used to protect a ...
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Google spam report, have they ever punished a bad site you reported?

You have reported a bad site on Google Webmaster Tools SPAM report. Assuming you are sure it was a bad site, did you see Google punishing it or doing something after your report? Thanks
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Tons of spam on phpBB even with recapcha enabled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I am running a phpBB forum where the requirements were that users shouldn't have to sign up in order to post. They ...
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How can I prevent my mail from being classified as spam?

My company sometimes send mail, but it usually goes to "spam" folder in gmail. The email includes only a few sentences, without any links or images. Just plain text. How can I fix this? (Notice that I ...